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and d say that the first debate was as important as the first debate in 1960, when john f. kennedy close to the experience gapap between himself and richard nixon, who had been vice president for eight years he recreated himself as moderate massachusetts mitt and that enabled him to talk to women and suburban areas. as far as richard mourdock is concerned, i will be blunt, i joe donnelly man in that race. what he was getting was a consistent principle -- you believe that god life, that the conditions s under which the creation occurred, as tragic and personally painful as it might be -- he was talking about th life e to he was not defending the method -- >> which he ied to make clear. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people thatre really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations.mocrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if
, than has been cleared. 50 the john hanson highway, accident but they got that to the shoulder. inbound 50, traffic approaching , normal. 53 cheverly, heading into town, normal. avenuejersey at madison there are water main closures. >> the latest headlines from the of sandy. president obama headed to new visit some ofo the areas which have been devastated by the storm. >> he will be during those areas jersey governor chris christie, however, the president city.ot visit new york mayor bloomberg is ok with that. blumberg said he spoke with the president and his team of staff tuesday and the city would but first thehem city officials have a lot of things to do. is blamed for 50 nearly 70the u.s. and more and caribbean. the storm left 8 million customers without power nationwide. working around the clock thery to restore power to customersousands of in the d.c. region. they are making progress. numbersok at the latest -- most of those outages are in anne arundel county. power outages could make the tricky forittle headed back to school this morning and people get to work. out another school
-prone area. our john gonzalez there this morning live with a look. john, good morning. >> good morning, cynne. that is still the concern here this morning. fairfax county police and fire have set up an emergency command post, if you will, here in the huntington shopping center. you can see there are rescue equipment here and fire trucks, even a city bus. that bus used to assist those evacuated last night. more than 100 homes had stood along cameron run here in alexandria, about 125 homes to be exact, were ordered to leave the area. this of course, a low-lying area very prone to flooding. in fact, there have been some serious flood problems in the past. several years here, many residents spent thousands and thousands of dollars to repair their damaged basements. now, the water level got as high as six feet during the height of this storm which is right at street level. the fire department did go around and shut off the power to much of the neighborhood as a precaution, but fortunately no reports of any major flooding. now this morning, we'r
both canceled events following hurricane sandy, but both in for very busy days ahead today. john gonzales to explain how they are making up for the lost time. >> with the race still at a dead heat it resumes today after taking a break for hurricane sandy. the most recent polls show president obama with a slight lead in nine key battleground states. the presidential campaigns are in full swing today. the final sprint to find out who'll run the country for the next four years. president obama surveyed the damage on a 60-mile stredge of the jersey shore. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail, stopping in florida, a must-win state for hip. romney set aside his attacks and took a more subdued tone. the president gets back on track today with stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >> romney will be close to roanoke this morning. 19 million people have voted so far. it ap
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in the huntington area. >> john gonzalez is in that area, which floods often. >> a lot of nervous residents in the huntington section of alexandria, virginia. some are breathing a sigh of relief for now. fairfax county police and fire have set up an emergency command post in the shopping center off huntington ave. there's rescue equipment trucks, and even a city bus used to assist those evacuated last night. more than 100 homes along cameron run in alexandria were forced to evacuate. about 125 homes. this is a low-lying area, very prone to flooding. there have been a number of serious flooding problems in recent years. many of the residence and spent thousands and thousands of dollars to repair their damaged basements. the water level got as high as 6 feet, which is right entry- level. the fire department did shut off power to much of the neighborhood during the height of the storm as a precaution. fortunately, we are told in no major flooding at this time. the water level at this morning at cameron run is at four feet but we are still getting a good amount of rainfall and wind. we are told
yesterday. >> john gonzalez joins us live with an update -- some flooding at this point? >> the good news this year -- morning in old town is that floodwaters have receded. the bad news is the potomac river is a block away the river is two to 3 feet higher. high tide is coming this morning, which is why many of the roads were closed. ucb caution tape and the barriers. -- you see the caution tape and barriers. this came as quite a surprise yesterday. high tide was around 9:00 in the evening. the entire area, low-lying streets were under two to 3 feet of water. some folks said they came down to dinner at the restaurants here and everything seemed fine but when they left the restaurant everything was under water and many businesses were caught off guard. during the height of the strong, nothing happened. it seemed like the area would be scared a serious weather. these are low-lying areas prone to flooding in the old town alexandria, underwater several times over the past few years. county officials are very concerned about the latest -- if the wind blows in a certain direction, this area wil
and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be “an unusually effective congressman.” delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. >> coming up tonight at 11:00 it is the local election question that has a maryland tied up in knots. question 7 -- casino gambling. will dollars really ahead toward schools? tonight, we separate the fact from fiction. what you are really voting for tonight at 11:00. >> and doug is back to give us the forecast for the weekend. >> i forgot i get to tell you about turning the clock back in. one more time. when? tomorrow night? before you go to bed. you turn it back in our. here is the difference. set reject the sunrise is at 6:39 a.m. early next week, we will see partly cloudy, chilly weather nice weather for election day and maybe rain next wed.. >> and you can get updates. >> anytime you want. >> join us [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit
service was disrupted across northern virginia four days and backup power sources failed. john crawford is the commanding officer here and he says in his 40 years as commanding officer that was the first. >> we have been in contact with the horizon. at this stage of the game, there is not another thing that we could do to prepare ourselves. >> we have been working on those issues we went through in june. >> she will tell you mother nature loves throwing curveballs. >> we have never had anything like this. >> in the worst-case scenario, if the power goes out and the backup generators do not work, most emergency nine months centers have a similar back up plan. >> we will be back for an update of the
and are prepared to head out of state. they will provide relief in some areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. john gonzalez is an national harbor where they are staging to leave in a couple hours. >> its been a long week for virginia dominion. they restore power to more than 300,000 homes in northern virginia. pretty much everyone is back up and running, but the work continues for the company. this is a mobile operation this morning. 1500 workers are being sent out this morning to new jersey, where major outages remain. we are told this is the largest group ever sent out of state. these men and women are coming off very long days, as you can imagine. along the jersey shore, 50% of the homes are still without power and it could last another 10 days, not to mention temperatures expected to dip into the 30's this weekend up north. locally, the red cross is deploying volunteers and resources to west virginia where sandy pushed over 3 feet of snow. here at the gay lord, this is a very large parking lot at the national harbor. t-- the gaylord. they will have breakfast at 6:00 this morning and then hit t
have been working around the clock since sandy struck. abc's john schriffen spent the day with new york police search and rescue, in the air, on the water and on the ground, saving lives in the hardest-hit parts of the city. >> reporter: it's been five days since hurricane sandy made landfall. and from the sky to the sea, clear parts of new york city are still a mess. some areas are still flooded, buried in sand. just aren't there anymore. >> it's a little disturbing. a little heart wrenching. my neighborhood got hit hard also. >> reporter: to get a better idea of what new yorkers are going through, we followed the new york police department on a search and recovery mission. this was the scene tuesday, when the aviation team had to be lowered into the flood zones to rescue five adults and one child from the rooftops of their home. >> it was pretty daring. it was pretty intense. pretty stressful. but those guys pulled it off. >> reporter: we're now flying over staten island, the hardest of the five boroughs to get to. and the devastation is unimaginable. it almost looks like a wrecking b
cities. john muller is in new york, where the storm surge hit so hard. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. earlier this week, i would be underwater. much of lower manhattan was. it's dry. the storm has passed. it's easy to say it's behind us. it's not. make no mistake. it's just a matter of time before another storm hits. this is one of the problems, an aging infrastructure. this is the seawall. from a bygone era. experts say there's a way to prevent this. they say it's time to spend billions to save billions. experts now wonder if the massive storm surge that flooded lower manhattan and washed away parts of the jersey shore, could have been solved by sea barriers. some say that staten island began as a natural barrier island, but it became an urban landscape, taking away this natural shield. now, engineers are proposing massive shields like these walls. flood protections that were once considered unnecessary, are now being reconsidered after sandy's 14-foot surge. >> anybody who says there's not a dramatic change in weather patterns, i think is denying reality. >> repo
neighborhood. john joins us live. >> as we all know, the worried the low-lying of alexandria, va., have lucky over the past with storm damage. it appears that they have a major bullet. x county police, still postwith a mobile command set up. the county buses earlier, even e just ins out her case. quite frankly, it has been g all morning long. high tide was at 9:00 this morning. it was at about 6 feet during storm, right the at street level. evacuated and r were shut off as a precaution. spoke with one resident, a was asked to leave the monitor the tributary. >> income was far of the street. we did get filled up with canned and a can of gasoline. >> you can only imagine that was thinkingn luck was not on the side of , but it appears that things are changing for these residents. this afternoon the evacuation has been lifted. there is another high tide for alexandria and virginia, but right now the evacuation has been lifted. >> metro will resume its limited schedules service this assessing after by hurricane sandy. officials say that they will restore normal service levels but in the meantime b
. a researcher at johns hopkins, he's put together a model, predicting, how many of us may lose power. remember, irene left 7 million without power. >> our model suggesting 10 million. >> reporter: roughly 10 million without power for a week or more. if 50 million feel the effects of this, that's 1 in 5, could be without electricity. if you're inland, think again, it could be a bad one. dan and bianna. >> it will go well inland. david kerley, thank you for your reporting. >>> another breaking story we're watching closely. a massive earthquake off the west coast triggered a tsunami warning in hawaii. our worst fears quelled for now at least. on our affiliate reports. >> very serious situation in hawaii earl yi this evening. the civil service calling for a evacuation of the low-lying areas. caused by the 7.7 earthquake in canada. >> they're seeing the waves come in. it's still going to be a long night tonight. they'll have to wait at least a couple of more hours before they can consider lower that advisory. it appears that it's not going to be as bad as once predicted. >>> back out to sam, talk u
police officer john reilly's mug shot. he tripped -- he turned himself into authorities after being charged with killing a fleeing suspect. >> in this case, we are not surprised by the indictment. it has been widely reported that mr. kyle was handcuffed and had been searched and was unarmed at the time of the shooting. >> sgt riley pulled kyle over on the suspicion of riding a stolen motorcycle back in september. kyle has an extensive arrest record and he was cuffed and put in a police cruiser. he somehow managed to get away. that is when riley fired three times, hitting kyle twice in the back. a witness who did not want to be identified talked with abc7 news at the time of the incident. >> he chased him and then pulled out his gun and shot him three times. >> according to kyle's attorney he is aware of the indictment. kyle spent weeks in the hospital and started the arduous process of physical therapy. >> he is doing intensive rehab and trying to adjust to his new reality. obviously, a devastating injury. >> in the meantime, a suspended prince george's county will not be allowed to
a triple teardown of trees. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> 16-year-old john taping it from his window in rockland, new york. first a neighbor's tree. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: then a tree snaps in their front yard. >> oh. oh. a car -- oh, my god. >> reporter: if that wasn't enough, one more. >> oh. i got that on film. >> reporter: maybe there is no clearer example of this, how softened soil cannot hold these big trees. watch the earth start to heave. matthew in hunting ton, new york, knew there was nothing he could do but watch and tape that big tree going down. dramatic but these trees have also proven deadly. this is north salem, new york, where two boys were playing and watching tv in the family room when this 100-foot oak slammed into the home. a scene repeated too many times across country. these are some of our viewers' pictures, trees falling on houses, trees across roads and pulling down plenty of power lines. in delaware today we watched doug hudson and his crew working to get the power back on. >> trees and wires don't go together. >> for the most part absolutely correct.
coverage in annapolis. >> john gonzalez has the latest. >> we can tell you and has been raining hard for several hours in annapolis. not only is the arraignment picking up, but the wind. the gusts are more frequent here on main street in annapolis. many merchants said the sandbags down on the weekends. they have put their outdoor patio furniture in doors, making sure everything is safe. there were many warnings over the weekend. the mayor advising not only the business owners but the residents here to evacuate if they can today as soon as possible. it has been raining hard several hours already. the chesapeake river has not jumped its banks yet. by this drain is clogged with fall leaves. that will pose a problem. we're not even dealing with the high tide get in annapolis. this is an area that knows well what happens when there's bad flooding. some businesses over here have not only set down the sandbags, but have also put congress on the windows. the rain is really coming down at this hour. the wind picking outup. -- businesses have put protection over the windows. you can see of th
the spokeor martin o'malley ago.ours john gonzales is in annapolis. you guys have been talking about this massive storm moving inland. we are feeling the effect in annapolis. intensifying and has been strong for several hours. it is the wind that is really picking up. the big concern in annapolis a low-lying area prone tidal andg is the coastal flooding around the area. we are told that the tidal could reach 3 feet. we're getting the strongest long we have had all day rightey are happening now. s been concern in the area. people todid advise evacuate. there is no mandatory evacuation annapolis but that could change. the businesses have set up sandbags but also the big tarps and covers and putting n glass windows and doors prevent them from breaking. you can see the covers on the bb bank. residents realized what happened in 2003 with hurricane where this entire area 6 feet of there is an area just the road, meadows, no power at this hour. hunt meadows. high tide is at 6:00 this evening and the one following around 6:00 tomorrow morning. >> thanks very much. as far as schools
.om be the end of this week before we see the full extent of sandy's impact on the region. john gonzalez is in old town alexandria where high tide brought fear is just a short .ime ago >> it's not over. the one that occurred at 10:00 morning, nothing happened, everything went well. midnight.another at another at 10:30 in the morning tomorrow. is the one that as business owners and residents very concerned. that's why we still see the it is a nervous waiting game in town, some ready for all to be over. we would have to wade through the potomac river. hours after the height of the well before the high tide, flooding caused many off guard. >> it started coming fast. all the way up to our trust -- step. >> businesses and residents have down sandbags and .oard up windows more than once >> you just have to keep an eye on it. >> some businesses have decided them and remain closed for the day. waiting. we were in boats at one time up and dow >> jane collins refuses to push g down today even though sandy has come and gone. we do get warnings and people evacuate and may move their th
carry me -- that would terrify me a ghost in long johns. we have the word on the >> the iconic chinatown gates in northwest washington is showing some scars from hurricane sandy. crews removed a chunk of the sign. high wind ripped ainto the facades and left a piece of it hanging their. >> we have not talk about sports much lately. >> i am glad to be here. i'm glad to be anywhere. i will introduce you to the latest maryland quarterback who has a linebacker mentality. and the banged ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards arning 1% cash back on almost everything. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me but i'm more concerned about the debt our
:00 and then they will e road around 8:00 this morning. 1500 are being deployed to new jersey. john gonzalez reporting. 4:35. garrett county, maryland, getting help as it tries to recover. he storm dumped more than 2 in the western maryland county. howard county says the emergency management offers scant the have an task force urban search and rescue units headed there now. with tree and will be calledd upon to assist in other ways as well. a job fair will be held today for veterans and military spouses. commercechamber of foundation is hosting the event e anacostia at 50, on 50 thiesen in southwest, 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.. veterans need to provide military identification. the apple ipad mini on sale today. not so much fanfare. >> in part because wall street's reportg jobs today. good friday morning to you. >> stock futures little changed. the final jobs report before out in a's election is couple hours. forecasting a to more americans out of work. if employers have little reason to boost its staff levels as demand slows. expansion is expected to be at a snail's pace. out atbers will come 8:30 this
from their homes. more might be forced to escape today. john gonzalez has live coverage in huntington. what is the situation? >> for now, this morning, and weary residents in the huntington section of alexandria virginia, are breathing a sigh of relief but we're not out of the woods. we are still getting a good amount of rainfall and there's still a high tide coming around 9:00 this morning. fairfax county police and fire have set up an emergency command post. there's even a city bus that helped to evacuate people during the height of the storm last night. 125 homes along cameron run in alexandria were ordered to leave the area. this is a low-lying area, very prone to flooding. in fact, there have been a number of serious flood problems in recent years here. many of the residents have spent thousands of dollars trying to repair damaged basements. the water level got as high as 6 feet, which is at street level. the fire department did shut off power to much of the neighborhood as a precaution last night. but this morning we are told, fortunately, no reports of any serious flooding. the
presidential election. in 52 at least, the popular vote and the electoral have coincided john quincy adams. hayes in '76. bush over gore in 2000. that's not a bad record. 52 out of 56. i wouldn't worry about it so much. >> or 2 out of 3. >> i think 2000 was a moment of great crisis in this country. i think a lot of the polarization in this country, after that, with 9/11 is what caused this country to be what i call a cold civil war. >> it could become even more partisan after that. to pick up on andrew's point, this will all be facing as we the deadline when the tax increases would hit and spends cuts take place and approaching the debt limit. >> this is part of romney's closing arguments. the stakes are too high. romney is running as a guy who can fix big problems and this is what i think is helping to fuel his surge in the final days, that, and i think this is also why people aren't as disturbed that his positions tend to evolve. people have low views about the competence of government. if they know one thing about mitt romney, is he's the guy who turned around the olympics and can get t
the east coast. emergency officials are scrambling to make sure preparations are in place. and abc's john schriffen has that story from lower manhattan. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. we are here in battery park city, in what's being called zone "a." 375,000 residents live in the low-lying potential flood zones. you look at the water right now, it is calm. but when sandy comes through, it wouldn't take much for the water to come up over the walls. last year, for hurricane irene, these residents had to be evacuated. this time around, they're ready for the worst. east coast communities going on the offensive. building sand walls, securing property and stocking up on supplies, as the superstorm closes in. after being pounded last year by hurricane irene with its record storm surge and feet of flooding, new york residents are once again bracing for the worst. damage from irene topped $14 billion. and sandy could wreak even more havoc. >> i lost everything in my basement. i had up to ten feet of water in my house. this is a concern. >> reporter: governor cuomo has declared a st
to be in a shelter. >> reporter: we found john and his friend borrowing santd from the beach and bringing it home. >> have to bag up the house. >> reporter: you figured, just grab it from the beach? >> right, right. we have to use the trash bags for now. >> reporter: dan lives right on the shore but he's getting out. you're worried? >> yeah, i'm really worried. they just told a friend of mine, say, they think it's going to hit the bay, the bay and the ocean is going to come together. >> reporter: much of the 200 miles of jersey shore is a series of barrier islands with water on both sides. so, the concern isn't just about storm surge piling up from the ocean. it's also about storm surge coming off of bays just like this one, pushing into homes luke these on the other side of these their owe isla narrow isl. the storm comes at a bad time, as well, during a full moon. any surf will be especially dangerous. one last note for you. inland flooding will be an issue. west of philadelphia, anywhere like harrisburg or baltimore, we're watching for the rivers and little creeks to really fill up. we'll be w
're ground game in the swing statements is far ahead of where john mccain's was four years ago. here in ohio, they believe romney's strength among independents will fuel a win here. in the sub burrs surrounding cincinnati, all matted phones, dozens dialing at once. listen to this volunteer that reaches a coveted voter who's clearly had ththeir phone ring before. >> you're not being punished. think of it is you are well liked. >> reporter: consider yourself very liked, as they call those voters over and over again. tonight, the governor joined by his wife ann, his five sons and by kid rock, diane, look over my shoulder here tonight. he's rocking out the crowd for thousands. and i got a kick out of this. he just had the crowd singing "sweet home cincinnati." so even kid rock is tailoring his message to the voters here in a key battleground. diane. >> thank you so much, david muir reporting in. and now, i want to bring in abc political news analyst matthew dowd. four days out. what are you seeing? >> we're at the end of the 700 days that this has been going on and we're in the final dames of it
is a good man. drive south and you come to culpeper which gave john mccain 54% of the vote in 2008. it received a memorable visit from lyndon johnson. during the 1960 presidential campaign lyndon johnson delivered to the south and he succeeded. the first stop on the whistle stop train tour of the south was culpeper, virginia. as the train was leaving johnson ran to the rear and shouted, "what did it nixon ever do for culpeper?" you can register for in person absentee balloting. it will vote for, because for them, this election is about hope and jobs. >> i am still blessed to have a job but there are millions who do not have jobs and they need jobs. >> nobody we talk to was willing to say for sure that their candidate would win. it is that close. because of hurricane sandy, some counties have extended voting hours through saturday. you'll have to check to see how late they will go. >> there is another battle going on and it has nothing to do with the presidential election. >> 77% of registered latino voters say they will go to the polls on tuesday. that could we had a good group of
. staten island. "the john b.caddell" supertanker washed ashore. many are waiting to be rescued there, as well. learning so much about the devastation caused by the superstorm. 17 people have lost their lives in the storm. >> here's what we know. 7.5 million people are right now out of power. a levee in new jersey breached overnight. entire towns are underwater right now. dramatic rescues taking place at this hour. >> and some of the terror and the devastations occurred at night. and the sun's rise now on so many communities, up and down the east coast. they wake up underwater this morning. there are huge potential health hazards once the floodwaters recede. dr. richard besser is here with what you need to know to protect yourself and your families from the dangers that could be lurking inside and around your flooded homes. >> and millions facing several days potentially without power. we have crucial safety tips to store food for your family. lara is near her family in connecticut. and the floodwaters have been devastating, as well. >> yes. for many, many here, thousands, it will be
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away to wabc's john delgiorno. john, i know firefighters can't get there yet. what are you seeing? >> this is about midway between the popular resort town seaside heights. this is a fire that's been burning for -- it has -- it looks like at least 10 to 15, maybe even more of these homes have been -- to the ground. the area right now, inaccessible from the mainland. this is a peninsula, accessible only by bridge. the nearest bridge right now, has been cut off. fire department -- even if they could, it looks as the storm surge came up, it deposited 10 to 15 feet of sand across the roadways. right now, no way to extinguish this fire in new jersey. back to times square. >> thanks so much. >>> we have more on the massive destruction on the jersey shore from the ground level. so much of that iconic beach town of seaside heights is underwater. full of debris there. part of the boardwalk knocked out. "nightline" anchor terry moran on the scene from his vantage point. terry? >> reporter: what you have been seeing, the fires you're looking at, that's the concern they have here. this is an u
she will have a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. >> olivia newton john coming up the coast. we make fun, have a little fun. if you are out there dealing with the storm. please stay safe. went through safety tips a few second ago. we will make it through as we >>> this morning on "world news now" -- a race against time. in a matter of hours, hurricane sandy will come ashore bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down. and coastal communities have been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday, all eyes on sandy what will a very tough, probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900 mile super storm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. speak of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> cloud to cloud, a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete cove
with after sandy. john schriffen has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: good morning. it is a tricky political decision for the city. run this massive marathon, despite the serious issues plaguing the city? possibly creating more chaos? or cancel an iconic event that could bring millions of much-needed money to small businesses. new york's mayor says the starting gun will fire here. still damaged streets filled with 40,000 runners and millions of onlookers. >> we expect by sunday, most of the power will be back, if not all of it. >> reporter: dis350i9 the efforts to bring the power grid and subways online. there's concern that much of the course will not be back to normal, clogging commuter routes. and many are questioning whether a city crippled by a storm should be focusing on a race instead of recovery. >> it seems wrong, if one police officer leaves his job to work at a road race. >> reporter: the race begins in the city's most difficult-to-reach borough, one hard-hit by the storm. >> it starts at staten island near the bridge. we've been cleaning up that area. and it's on main r
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